Human wildlife conflict surges in Kajiado County

By KBC Reporter

Residents of Enkorika Division, Kajiado Central Sub-County are up in arms over massive destruction caused by elephants.

The jumbos raided the area and destroyed acres of banana and maize plantation to the chagrin of the locals most of who have started adapting to sedentary farming from pastoralism.

Farmers are counting losses worth millions in a time they have been waiting to harvest.

Residents of Enkorika now fear for their lives as the jumbos strut the width and breadth of the Kajiado County, some have pulled their children out of schools fearing they could be harmed as they walk back home from school.

Kenya Wildlife Service officers in the county have had a difficult time prevailing on the irate residents not to harm the animals.

The elephants believed to be coming from the Amboseli National park have also destroyed communal water wells as they search for sources of drinking water.

Residents are now appealing to KWS and the County government to address the issue before it’s too late.

Local leaders say the situation is getting out of hand and KWS should compensate the victims adequately.

Not Enkoria village residents disturbed by wild animals but also purko village where they have threaten education as pupils miss classes.


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